17 days in Kerala Itinerary

17 days in Kerala Itinerary

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17 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Cherthala
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Pune

3
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then take a stroll through Jew Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum.

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Pune to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cherthala.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

2
nights
Cherthala

Cherthala ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): kick back and relax at Vaikom Lake Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam and then explore the activities along Kerala Backwaters.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cherthala holiday maker tool .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Cherthala by car takes about an hour. In January, daytime highs in Cherthala are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Cherthala

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kumarakom, Kerala Backwaters, Vaikom Lake Beach, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 28th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, and then get great views at Chellarcovil View Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Periyar National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady online visit planner .

You can drive from Cherthala to Thekkady in 4 hours. You'll set off for Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar National Park ©
Periyar National Park

5
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Samudra Beach, Hawa Beach, & more) and Varkala Town (Asparagus, Varkala Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, kick back and relax at Shanghumukham Beach, and head off the coast to Poovar Island.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip planning app .

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

3
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kayaking & Canoeing. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, then kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, Alleppey. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Alleppey Backwaters.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Alappuzha route tool .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Alappuzha by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Mararikulam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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